Aiko 10th Anniversary Updates!

It’s hard for me to believe that my virtual daughter will be turning 10 years old next week, and I’ve been working hard to prepare a few special things for her special day!

On July 10th, should all the preparation go well, I hope to hold a brand new voicebank demo premiere on YouTube. However, if the demo is not ready quite in time, I will instead take that day to do a celebratory livestream and stream some of the remaining work on Twitch. If that happens I’ll aim to release on the 17th, which will be the Studio VOXYZ channel’s 10th anniversary!

Either way, be sure to join me on YouTube & Twitch on July 10th! There may still be a surprise announcement that day… 👀

Also! As part of Kikyuune Aiko’s upcoming 10th anniversary celebration, I’m pleased to announce a limited preorder-only acrylic charm featuring Aiko and her signature balloons (and Fuu)!

The final charms will be 3″ tall, not including the star attachment, and have a sparkly glitter epoxy coat to protect the double-sided print!

Preorders will be available from now until July 31st and are expected to ship out early August.

For Japanese buyers, they are also available on the official Studio VOXYZ BOOTH!

Miscellaneous updates!

Hey all! A lot has happened through the past couple of weeks, so I’m going to shove it all into one major post. Right now following the Studio VOXYZ Twitter is the best way to keep up with new YT/NND/SoundCloud posts and news snippets, but I’ll try to make a point of posting more detailed updates here on a regular basis!

First things first, as you Twitter followers might already know, I’m participating in a MEIKO compilation album titled “Dark Chocolate and Maraschino Cherry” which is currently hosting a KickStarter project for a physical release. At the time of posting this, we’ve already hit more than twice our initial stretch goal, at an incredible $1500! There’ll be plenty more updates to come, so be sure to follow the project to see song and art progress.

Additionally, my “Evil Food Eater Conchita” cover from last year is up on YouTube and NND! Good to finally have that cover up, as it was my first-ever released UST (from 2009! in romaji! with wrong lyrics!) that I’d fixed up and reposted to SoundCloud last year. People kept hounding me for YEARS to re-release this one. The UST, as usual, is up on the Covers USTs/VSQs page. Enjoy!

I’m also pleased to announce that the USTs and off-vocal for “Retrospectre” are available in the upload descriptions on YouTube, NND, and our new StudioVOXYZ SoundCloud! While I’m not abandoning my personal account (MystSaphyr), it has been relegated to cover, scrap and repost content only. The new SoundCloud account will be for uploading original songs and remixes/arranges, but will also host playlists for Studio VOXYZ voicebank demos. Be sure to give it a follow!

And finally, stay tuned for the annual Ariella and Aiko November 12th birthday duet next week! Mooncrafter and I are working extra hard on it this year!

“Retrospectre” ft. Defoko

And “Retrospectre” is now up on YouTube and NicoVideo! Many thanks to sami/@milqus for the art!

A reminder: the song is available for purchase digitally along with the full “Decagon” mini-album on Myriad’s Bandcamp, and all proceeds for the album go to the organization Musicians Without Borders!